Before anything else, I’d like to thank the nice folks at AKASO for providing and shipping this unit for our unboxing and review. Honestly speaking, this is the first time for me to own an action camera so you can basically call me an “action camera noob”. With that said, I don’t have a lot of expectations from the AKASA V50 Pro as almost everything about this product will be new to me.
The V50 Pro is one of several action cameras produced by AKASO. It retails for $120 in the United States and around $160 in Canada.
AKASO V50 Pro inside Waterproof case
Power/Mode button and Shutter/Select button (top of the camera)
AKASO V50 Pro and Waterproof case
Micro HDMI port, Micro USB port and SD Card slot
Tripod hole and Battery door
Indicator (blue light on the left) and Touch screen display
Remote Control (used like a wristwatch)
Bicycle mount and Tethers
1100mAh Batteries, Battery charger and USB cable
Protective backdoor and Stand
Zip ties and Lens cloth
The packaging of the AKASO V50 Pro is very stylish, well designed and has a premium quality look and feel to it. It is on par with other expensive action cameras and just by looking at its packaging, you would think the device would cost as much as a GoPro or a DJI action camera.
At first, I wasn’t sure how to open the package so I tried cutting/removing the transparent stickers on the side but it didn’t work. I figured it would be better to open the box from the bottom and behold, it was definitely easier that way. So if you ever decide to purchase a AKASO V50 Pro, remember to open the package from the bottom part, not the top or sides.
The package doesn’t include a user manual and only includes a quick reference guide that shows the user how to do the initial setup and powering the device. To get a copy of the user manual, you can scan the QR code in the quick reference guide or download it from this link. As with any new electronic device or gadget, I recommend that you get a copy of the user manual and read it so you can get a better understanding on how it works and how to properly operate the AKASO V50 Pro. The user manual not only provides detailed instructions on how to operate the device but also instructions on which accessories to use for different situations. Instructions are available in English, Deutsch, Español, French, Italian and Japanese.
I’ve only had this device for less than a week and I haven’t been able to play with it that much. Good thing I had an extra MicroSD card lying around so I was able to test it out and try the basic functions. I recorded a few videos and took some sample photos. I purchased a new MicroSD card from Amazon, specifically the Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select MicroSD Card which was recommended by AKASO. Aside from that, I also purchased a handheld monopod or selfselfie stick.
As you can see from the photos that I’ve shared with you, the AKASO V50 Pro comes with so many accessories. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to use all of them. Aside from having many accessories included in the box, I’m very happy to find out that it comes with two 1100mAh batteries. Since this thing is new, I don’t know yet how long a single battery lasts on a full charge but it’s good to know that I have a backup in case the first one runs out of juice.
I’ll be putting the AKASO V50 Pro through the test and try out the different functions in the coming days. After that, I’ll publish my full hands-on review in the next week or two. If you don’t want to miss that, make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed, follow us on Facebook & Twitter or subscribe via push notifications if you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser.